2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo: A small bright spot in the Chevrolet line

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo

Sadly, most of the news lately about Chevrolet’s subcompact segment has been negative. But there’s a silver lining around the clouds encompassing the Cavalier and Cobalt. The Sonic, a subcompact sedan that debuted during the 2012 model year, achieves a clean break from the mediocrity or worse ...

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Are eyebrow and nose rings interview-appropriate?

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Q.  My son is applying for a job at a company that seems to have a fairly informal environment. I suggested that he remove his eyebrow and nose rings for the interview and he said that was ridiculous, that they are part of who he is. Who is right? A. Generally speaking, you are. The... Read More

Magic in the Moonlight, a lesser effort

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.

Any moviemaker who makes as many movies as Woody Allen will make some that are better than others. For every Annie Hall or Blue Jasmine he beautifully crafts, Allen occasionally puts his direction on autopilot with clinkers like To Rome With Love and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. His latest, ...

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The bounty of fall’s farmers’ markets

Eggplant is a treat right now.

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau The September Farmers’ Market is positively lush, burgeoning with the last of summer’s seasonal bounty. Tomatoes, deeply ripened by the searing August sun, are at their prime peak of perfection. Sweet ...

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The Cemetery Club at Phoenix Stage in Naugatuck shines

The Cemetery Club.

Phoenix Stage Company, Naugatuck: Who knew that a cemetery could be the next best thing to “SuddenlySingle.com”?  While not many would rush to join a graveside club, there should be a rush to see the Phoenix Stage Company’s production of Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club. Three Jewish widows ...

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Meet Dave, as well as a less-appealing U.S. President

Dave, with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.

One of the joys of watching movies on broadcast television and non-premium cable is the opportunity to rediscover from gems from the past. Take a look at what’s available this weekend. Dave (1993) Movies love to tell stories about the Presidents of the United States. Some are based on fact ...

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Sound of Music — concerts in the area

* = Things to do with children. Rockers and Crooners with Billy Genaurio, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association, Fri., Sept. 5, 8 p.m.; tickets $30, $40; doors open at 7; The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 203-332-3228 or thebijoutheatre.com. Jeff Bridges, with special ...

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